THE race for the White House stepped up a gear on Tuesday November 10 as the top eight Republican candidates had a feisty exchange on issues ranging from the economy to homeland security to immigration.
Jeb Bush and Donald Trump, as expected, clashed over immigration in the two hour debate and Rand Paul challenged Marco Rubio.
Jeb Bush told Donald Trump that his plan to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US was “just not possible.”
“And it would tear communities apart. And it would send a signal that we’re not the kind of country that I know America is,” he added
John Kasich, one of the candidates not in front in the polls, also addressed Trump’s plan,
“Come on, folks, we all know you can’t pick them up and ship them back across the border. It’s a silly argument. It’s not an adult argument,” Kasich said.
Trump maintained his position and referenced a similar plan carried out by Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950s, albeit on a smaller scale, “We have no choice,” Trump said. “We have no choice.”
Bush claimed that Trump’s position was damaging to the party’s objective of reaching mainstream voters and said “They’re doing high-fives in the Clinton campaign right now when they hear this.”
In February the primary elections begin when the Republican Party and the Democratic Party pick their presidential nominees and then November the US will choose its new president.